Match 6 Jackpot Continues Growing

By WTAJ News

Published 10/01 2013 10:09AM

Updated 10/01 2013 10:12AM

MIDDLETOWN, DAUPHIN COUNTY – With another roll last night, the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Match 6 Lotto jackpot is pushing even further into record territory: a $7.3 million jackpot awaits players for the Thursday, Oct. 3, drawing.

This is Match 6 Lotto’s hottest jackpot run in more than six years. The game’s previous record was a $6.9 million prize won in the March 23, 2007 drawing.

This jackpot has been rising since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the May 13 drawing.

Although the jackpot has remained elusive, millions of players have continued to win. Nearly 4.3 million Match 6 tickets have won almost $16 million since the current jackpot run began.

In last night’s drawing, more than 185,500 Match 6 Lotto tickets won prizes totaling over $681,700 -- including 63 tickets that each won $1,000.

The odds of winning the Match 6 Lotto jackpot are roughly 1-in-4.6 million, among the Pennsylvania Lottery’s best odds of winning a multimillion-dollar jackpot.

In the Pennsylvania Lottery’s last fiscal year, Match 6 Lotto’s average advertised jackpot was approximately $1.1 million. It reached $2 million or higher only 15 times.

How to Play Match 6 Lotto
: Match 6 tickets cost $2 each. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or have numbers randomly selected by computer. The computer will then randomly select an additional two sets of six numbers, for three lines of six numbers each or 18 numbers total. Players can win up to four times on each ticket – once on each of three lines (base play) and by combining all 18 numbers (combined play).

Match 6 Lotto drawings are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery
: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $23.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

From the Pennsylvania Lottery

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